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Above SeaContemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai

Above Sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai

Jenny Lin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526132604
eISBN:
9781526139047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132604.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Shanghai, long known as mainland China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, has recently re-emerged as a global capital. Above sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai ... More

Academic ambassadors, Pacific alliesAustralia, America and the Fulbright Program

Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies: Australia, America and the Fulbright Program

Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526128973
eISBN:
9781526142030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book recounts the history of the Fulbright Program in Australia, locating academic exchange in the context of US cultural diplomacy and revealing a complex relationship between governments, ... More

Affective medievalismLove, abjection and discontent

Affective medievalism: Love, abjection and discontent

Thomas Prendergast and Stephanie Trigg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126863
eISBN:
9781526142009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126863.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book destabilises the customary disciplinary and epistemological oppositions between medieval studies and modern medievalism. It argues that the twinned concepts of “the medieval” and ... More

Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Helen M. Hickey, Anne McKendry, and Melissa Raine (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

For 700 years, Geoffrey Chaucer has spoken to scholars and amateurs alike. How does his work speak to us in the twenty-first century? This volume provides a unique vantage point for responding to ... More

Cooking up a revolutionFood Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and resistance to gentrification

Cooking up a revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and resistance to gentrification

Sean Parson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526107350
eISBN:
9781526142023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107350.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

On Labor Day in 1988 two hundred hungry and homeless people went to Golden Gate Park in search of a hot meal, while fifty-four activists from Food Not Bombs, surrounded by riot police, lined up to ... More

CuratopiaMuseums and the future of curatorship

Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Philipp Schorch and Conal McCarthy (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

What is the future of curatorial practice? How can the relationships between Indigenous people in the Pacific, collections in Euro-American institutions, and curatorial knowledge in museums globally ... More

Ekphrastic encountersNew interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

David Kennedy and Richard Meek (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of ekphrasis: the verbal representation of visual art. In the past twenty five years numerous books and articles have appeared covering different aspects ... More

The European Union and its eastern neighbourhoodEuropeanisation and its twenty- first-century contradictions

The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood: Europeanisation and its twenty- first-century contradictions

Paul Flenley and Michael Mannin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526109095
eISBN:
9781526136008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109095.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This volume is timely in that it explores key issues which are currently at the forefront of the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours. It considers the impact of a more assertive Russia, the ... More

The existential drinker

The existential drinker

Steven Earnshaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and post-industrial societies – who is responsible when a ‘free’ individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have ... More

Francophone Africa at fifty

Francophone Africa at fifty

Tony Chafer and Alexander Keese (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719089305
eISBN:
9781526135858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089305.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the ‘Year of Africa’. All France’s colonies in sub-Saharan Africa gained their independence in that year. This book brings together leading scholars from across ... More

Gunslinging justiceThe American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Justin A. Joyce

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Gunslinging justice explores American Westerns in a variety of media alongside the historical development of the American legal system to argue that Western shootouts are less overtly “anti-law” than ... More

Local antiquities, local identitiesArt, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Kathleen Christian and Bianca de Divitiis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book brings together essays on the burgeoning array of local antiquarian practices developed across Europe in the early modern era (c. 1400-1700). Adopting an interdisciplinary and comparative ... More

Margaret HarknessWriting social engagement 1880-1921

Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Flore Janssen and Lisa Robertson (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This volume is the first to bring together research on the life and work of the author, activist, and traveller Margaret Harkness, who wrote under the pseudonym ‘John Law’. The collection ... More

Non-Western responses to terrorism

Non-Western responses to terrorism

Michael J. Boyle (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526105813
eISBN:
9781526135988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This edited collection surveys how non-Western states have responded to the threats of domestic and international terrorism in ways consistent with and reflective of their broad historical, ... More

Performing womenGender, self, and representation in late-medieval Metz

Performing women: Gender, self, and representation in late-medieval Metz

Susannah Crowder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526106407
eISBN:
9781526141989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Performing women takes on a key problem in the history of drama: the “exceptional” staging of the life of Catherine of Siena by a female actor and a female patron in 1468 Metz. These two creators ... More

Queer exceptionsSolo performance in neoliberal times

Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Stephen Greer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526113696
eISBN:
9781526141941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113696.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a study of solo performance in the UK and western Europe since the turn of millennium that explores the contentious relationship between identity, individuality and the demands of ... More

Solvent FormArt and destruction

Solvent Form: Art and destruction

Jared Pappas-Kelley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129246
eISBN:
9781526141927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129246.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Solvent form examines the destruction of art—through objects that have been destroyed (lost in fires, floods, vandalism, or similarly those artists that actively court or represent this destruction, ... More

Thomas 'Jupiter' HarrisSpinning dark intrigue at Covent Garden theatre, 1767-1820

Thomas 'Jupiter' Harris: Spinning dark intrigue at Covent Garden theatre, 1767-1820

Warren Oakley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129123
eISBN:
9781526139009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first biography of Thomas Harris (1738-1820). Until now, little has been known about his life. He was most visible as the man who controlled Covent Garden theatre for nearly five decades, ... More

Unlimited actionThe performance of extremity in the 1970s

Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Dominic Johnson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Unlimited action concerns the limits imposed upon art and life, and the means by which artists have exposed, refused, or otherwise reshaped the horizon of aesthetics and of the practice of art, by ... More

Working-class writing and publishing in the late-twentieth centuryLiterature, culture and community

Working-class writing and publishing in the late-twentieth century: Literature, culture and community

Tom Woodin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091117
eISBN:
9781526139023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091117.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This is a unique study of working class writing and community publishing. It evaluates the largely unexamined history of the emergence and development of working class writing and publishing ... More

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